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Product Engineer (18 month term)

  • Product Engineering
  • Ottawa
  • 18 Month Term

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter by Jan 27, 2023

The Royal Canadian Mint is hiring a Product Engineer who can thrive in a dynamic and inclusive environment. 

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Product Engineering, the Product Engineer is accountable to oversee a portfolio of products (coins and related packaging), leads both the development phase of the products based on Product Marketing requirements and the production and packaging activities to ensure the successful product delivery within the established timeframe.  The incumbent also provides technical insight and product costing with a goal of maximizing product profitability and supporting commercial success. The Product Engineer must work collaboratively with different business areas and external vendors to meet product launch deadlines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring that assigned portfolio products (coin, embellishments, packaging, etc.) are ready in time for launch.
  • Lead the product development activities and the production process in order to meet business case assumptions and key milestones. Develop corrective action plans for products deviating from baseline business case costing.  Ensure corrective actions are documented and communicated for future reference.
  • Develop detailed product costing to meet both Product Marketing requirements and production profitability which feeds into the business case assumptions for production and marketing.
  • Provide technical insight to Product Marketing with a goal of designing products that will optimize both commercial and operational performance.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and external vendors to ensure effectiveness and on-time delivery of associated coin product and/or programs.
  • Proactively support all departments (Quality, Process Engineering, Production, Packaging, etc.) and provide technical assistance relating to respective coin products.
  • Participate in problem analysis and solution recommendation; hands-on approach is an asset.
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement projects relating to processes, materials, machinery and technology.
  • Participate in the review of Environmental and Health and Safety requirements relating to the manufacturing process.


  • University degree in Chemical, Industrial, Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer or Engineering Intern (PEO or OIQ)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of general principles and theories in chemical, mechanical or metallurgical engineering and can contribute significantly to applying solutions to manufacturing issues
  • Leadership: Takes ownership of portfolio to lead extended team in development and delivery of profitable, innovative products while managing competing priorities
  • Strong ability to work cross-functionally with Marketing, Operations, Quality, Sales and technical teams
  • Business & Financial Acumen: Current knowledge of industry trends, client requirements and competitive positioning: factors affecting costs, revenue targets and profit margins and translates these into operational plans and proposals
  • Ability to estimate efforts relating to different options to a problem and prioritize to maximize efficiency.
  • Solution-oriented: Proactively seeks to put forth creative solutions when faced with challenges to channels, production, budget and timing of deliverables.
  • Knowledge of problem identification, creative problem solving tools and ability to use an experimental and scientific approach
  • Ability to multi-task and adhere to engineering policies and procedures
  • Aptitude and ability to understand complex materials and mechanical design problems, equipment and processes; manufacturing process experience is an asset
  • Proven project management skills are an asset
  • Technical knowledge and experience in non-ferrous and/or precious metal processing, metal forming and metal finishing is an asset
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail and data accuracy. Knowledge and experience using six sigma knowledge is an asset
  • Ability to be autonomous and a self-starter
  • Able to collaborate with other team members, with the ability to influence and persuade others while also being open to receiving suggestions and feedback
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual (English and French) an asset